home-bg-1800x810.jpg

Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.
expertguidance.jpg

Expert Guidance

Disover opportunities to get free expert advice for your Detroit small business.

pexels-artem-beliaikin-929245.jpg

Small Business Opportunities

Find business competitions, accelerators & incubators, capacity building programs, learning opportunities and more.

goodtimes-4804.jpg

Outdoor Dining Permit Application

Application for the City of Detroit Open Detroit outdoor dining program is now available.

Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. Working with a business expert can help increase your chances of success. Learn more about the types of guidance available in Detroit's small business support ecosystem.

tech-assistance-webinars-1-1800x813.jpg
51329211504_cc096d4512_k.jpg

Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Find the various types of funding available and a growing list of resources to consider.

Navigating City Processes

Detroit Means Business is in the business of helping business owners navigate City resources. View City of Detroit-specific resources and guides.

AdobeStock_361256046.jpeg
AdobeStock_303925858_Editorial_Use_Only.jpeg

Opportunities

Explore opportunities to grow your small business through accelerators, technical assistance, competitions, and other programs that provide access to mentorship, strategy, investment, and training.

Real Estate

Choosing a business location and space is a crucial step in starting a business. Find guides for searching for space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.

49680130748_cf90abc5e8_h.jpg

Latest News

LocalBusiness_OpenSign.jpg
PPP Forgiveness

PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

Existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. Business owners should visit the newly launched SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal to register and apply.

About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

Upcoming Events

  • Retail Boot Camp Spring 2022: Info Sessions
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 27
    Virtual Event
    Jan 27, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Retail Boot Camp Spring 2022: Info Sessions
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 03
    Virtual Event
    Feb 03, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Retail Boot Camp Spring 2022: Info Sessions
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 07
    Virtual Event
    Feb 07, 5:00 PM – Feb 08, 5:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Retail Boot Camp Spring 2022: Info Sessions
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 10
    Virtual Event
    Feb 10, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Motor City  Match Virtual  Application Info Session
    Jan 25, 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event

Insta Feed

"I am so pleased to say that the Detroit Means Business website was absolutely amazing. I was able to get both my businesses prepared for their opening dates. I love my city, our mayor and my liaison."

Marlene-Brooks-2.jpg

Marlene Brooks

Dymond Designs Beauty School